The 31st Annual Quad City Youth Conference welcomes MWAH! as its keynote speaker. MWAH! (Messages Which Are Hopeful!) is a performing arts troupe whose members are youth from the Chicago, Illinois area who combine drama, hip hop, dance, and various genres of songs, written and produced by troupe members, as well as cover songs. A common thread is choices and the importance of continually striving to make the right ones.
The one-hour issues oriented and audience interactive performance will be the keynote on both Wednesday and Thursday, February 24 & 25, 2016, at 8:40 a.m. in the Mississippi River Hall at The River Center, located at 136 E. 3rd Street in Davenport. Nearly 1,000 students from more than 25 Illinois and Iowa high schools and junior high schools are expected to attend this 2016 edition of the Quad Cities Youth Conference – junior high school students on Wednesday and high school students on Thursday.
Following the keynote presentation, the Quad City Youth Conference also offers students a choice of three workshop sessions. More than 15 different community agencies have come together to offer workshops and community resources to enhance decision-making skills necessary for living in a socially complex world.
In addition to the keynote presentation, MWAH! will also be offering three workshop sessions on both Wednesday and Thursday that will deal with issues that relate to teenagers in 2016. Additional information on the MWAH! Troupe is available on its website at The troupe may be reached by phone at 630-993-0003.
The Quad City Youth Conference is the only event of its kind in the Quad Cities and one of the few nationally. For 31 years, local schools and human service agencies have joined hands to plan and present the annual Quad Cities Youth Conference, an event that is focused on positively impacting area youth.